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The Rural Landscapes of Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The opening chapter outlines the wealth of evidence for rural settlement in Italy collected in the course of archaeological field survey over the past forty years, the diversity of settlement ... More


Site-Specific Field Survey: the Methodology

A. G. POULTER

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

A field survey was undertaken to understand the date and character of villas and villages within the territory of the ancient town of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Bulgaria. The principal aim was to ... More


Forest structure and composition

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes methods that can be used to characterize communities of tree species based on a field survey, focusing on the methods that are most commonly used today. Information is also ... More


Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first two centuries AD are conventionally thought of as the ‘golden age’ of the Roman Empire, yet Italy in this period has often been seen as being in a state of decline and even crisis. This ... More


Estimating Ancient Greek Populations: The Evidence of Field Survey

Simon Price

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Back in 1990, the authors of this book explored the value of the Athenian Tribute Lists as a source of systematic information about 200 or more city-states in the Athenian empire. They were sceptical ... More


The Pontine Marshes

Robert Sallares

in Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter studies the history of the Pontine Marshes in the south of Rome in relation to malaria, for which the region was notorious until the bonifications of Mussolini. The accounts given by ... More


“I am a surveyor”

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As the formal documentation of surveys in his field notes shrinks, the recording of surveying data in Thoreau's journal increases exponentially. The sudden proliferation of facts and statistics in a ... More


The Expanded Epidemiology Team: Social Scientists and Statisticians Join Epidemiologists in Social Surveys

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the involvement of social scientists in the field of epidemiology. The attention given by social scientists to the inherent weaknesses of field surveys led to the ... More


The Expression of Terrestrial and Celestial Order in Ancient Mesopotamia

Francesca Rochberg

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the various cultural contexts for mapmaking in ancient Mesopotamia, focusing on maps on cuneiform tablets and how they served as expressions of terrestrial and celestial order ... More


Survey Errors: Coping with Survey Constraints

in The Total Survey Error Approach: A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891279
eISBN:
9780226891293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book has emphasized survey errors, but that should not be taken as a warning against conducting survey research. Instead, the explicit focus on sources of error should be seen as an advantage of ... More


Larinum and Its Hinterland

Elizabeth C. Robinson

in Urban Transformation in Ancient Molise: The Integration of Larinum into the Roman State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190641436
eISBN:
9780190641467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641436.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates settlement pattern research in the territory of Larinum. After a brief discussion of the history of research, it summarizes the settlement pattern narrative of the Biferno ... More


Assessment of Distress, Disorder, Impairment, and Need in the Population

William W. Eaton, Ramin Mojtabai, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Jeannie-Marie Sheppard Leoutsakos, and Jaana Myllyluoma

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the most important devices for assessing the prevalence of mental disorders, as well as assessing levels of distress, impairment, and need. A brief discussion of the history of ... More


Measuring Extent and Projections of Tamarix Distribution in North America

Catherine S. Jarnevich, Paul Evangelista, and Jim Graham

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes some of the methods that have been used to map tamarisk infestations and predict distribution and abundance in North America, including field surveys, online databases, remote ... More


Surveying and Mapping

Peter F. Dale and John D. McLaughlin

in Land Administration

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233909
eISBN:
9780191916502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233909.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Recent major property formalization projects have had total estimated costs ranging from US$20 million to more than US$250 million with loans ranging from US$2 million (to support feasibility ... More


Hiatus or Hidden? The Problem of the Missing Scottish Upland Cursus Monuments

Roy Loveday

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper explores the possibility of cursus monuments being located in upland locations in Britain. These rectangular enclosures date to the Early Neolithic, and are almost all known as cropmark ... More


Guidelines for Deciphering Cultures

Philippe D’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, and Geneviève Tréguer-Felten

in Cross-Cultural Management Revisited: A Qualitative Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857471
eISBN:
9780191890253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857471.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, HRM / IR

In order to go beyond an oversimplified—even erroneous—interpretation of intercultural situations, the approach developed in this book offers a new avenue to uncover the cultural logics underpinning ... More


An Introduction to Roman Retailing

Steven J. R. Ellis

in The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter introduces the topic of retailing in the Roman world and outlines some of the important developments in its study. It establishes why the focus of the book zooms in from retailing in ... More


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